Video: Driver narrowly escapes serious injury in freak accident

Aluminium construction flew from approaching van into driver's side of the truck's windscreen

Video: Driver narrowly escapes serious injury in freak accident
The truck driver survived with just minor cuts thanks to his quick thinking.

This shocking footage shows the terrifying moment HGV driver, David Monaghan, escaped serious injury after a van driving on the opposite side of the road lost part of its load.

The 62-year-old HGV driver managed to duck down just in time, narrowly avoiding the metal construction which smashed through the windscreen of his truck, while safely bringing the truck to a stop.

The incident took place in Shrewsbury as David was travelling to work.

He escaped with only minor cuts to the back of his head.

David said: “I still can’t believe it happened – I thought I was dead.–c

“I had two seconds to make a decision and luckily it was the right one.

“I managed to put my foot on the brake, the clutch, keep my hand on the steering wheel and duck down. I don’t know how I did it.

“But I am so glad I did because I keep thinking about what might have happened if my lorry would have flown on to that roundabout.

“I could have piled into a number of other cars, I could have killed countless others.”

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